‘The power of the poor against that of the rich’

‘The power of the poor against that of the rich’

This week's Spanish Face of the Week is a United Left politician who's headed food raids on supermarkets, occupied military land illegally and been in prison seven times. Meet Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo, the Andalusian “Robin Hood” who is taking crisis matters into his own hands.

TV show slams ‘Nazi’ Catalan language policies

TV show slams ‘Nazi’ Catalan language policies

The regional broadcaster Telemadrid has launched an attack on Spain's Catalan and Basque nationalists with a programme which claims both groups are using Nazi-style propaganda to brainwash people.

Metal tomb raiders ransack Seville cemetery

Metal tomb raiders ransack Seville cemetery

Workers at a cemetery in Seville have kicked up a stink after thieves stole several motors from fridges used to preserve bodies until their cremation.

‘King’s son-in-law is not a flight risk’: Judge

‘King’s son-in-law is not a flight risk’: Judge

The King's son-in-law Iñaki Urdangarin will be able to hold onto his passport despite his possible involvement in a scandal involving the embezzlement of millions of euros from a sports charity, a judged ruled on Thursday.

Spanish nun places faith in Jesus board game

Spanish nun places faith in Jesus board game

A Spanish nun has come up with a board game about Jesus Christ that has sold 5,000 copies in Spain since its launch in March and is already in demand in South America.

Princess fans fashion furore with  ‘pancake’ hat

Princess fans fashion furore with ‘pancake’ hat

Spain's Princess Letizia has come in for a right royal grilling over her choice of headwear at the enthronement of the Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander on Tuesday.

Prison guards see double in big brother breakout

Prison guards see double in big brother breakout

Two brothers swapped places to carry out a daring jail break at a Barcelona prison on Wednesday night.

Police blow whistle on military salutes

Police blow whistle on military salutes

Spain’s largest police union is campaigning against a resolution that will make “at your service” military greetings compulsory for lower ranking officers and also prohibit police officers from wearing earrings, having long hair or growing a beard.

Top offical attacks ‘austerity backdown’

Top offical attacks ‘austerity backdown’

An influential top official of Spain's ruling Popular Party has launched an attack on economic forecasts unveiled by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday. She says the country needs to push ahead with its austerity plans.

Bayern destroy Barça 7-0 overall to cruise to final

Bayern destroy Barça 7-0 overall to cruise to final

Bayern Munich cruised into their third Champions League final in four years as a 3-0 win over Barcelona at the Camp Nou on Wednesday gave them an incredible 7-0 aggregate semi-final victory.